Therapists in Shoreline, WA

Photo of undefined - Blue Dot Counseling - Michael Matthews, MA, LMHC, SUDPT, Counselor
Blue Dot Counseling - Michael Matthews
Counselor, MA, LMHC, SUDPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98133
Whether your symptoms are mild or severe, my belief is that everyone can benefit from exploring their mental health and psychology. Positive change, healing, and growth are available to anyone interested in pursuing them. My expertise lies in supporting children, adolescents, families, and parents with their mental health, and working alongside them to accomplish their goals. Through individual and family work, as well as parent training, I strive to provide my client's with the resources they need to support long lasting healing, and flourishing mental health.
Whether your symptoms are mild or severe, my belief is that everyone can benefit from exploring their mental health and psychology. Positive change, healing, and growth are available to anyone interested in pursuing them. My expertise lies in supporting children, adolescents, families, and parents with their mental health, and working alongside them to accomplish their goals. Through individual and family work, as well as parent training, I strive to provide my client's with the resources they need to support long lasting healing, and flourishing mental health.
(425) 399-8347 View (425) 399-8347
Nicole Kinion
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98177
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stuck, unsure how to make life more fulfilling? When stress becomes too much a part of our daily lives it helps to have a space and time in which we can talk through it all with someone who can help us find a new perspective. Counseling is an investment in yourself and your well-being. It can be just what is needed to calm the chaos and find energy and motivation that helps you to move from just getting by to living a full, engaging life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stuck, unsure how to make life more fulfilling? When stress becomes too much a part of our daily lives it helps to have a space and time in which we can talk through it all with someone who can help us find a new perspective. Counseling is an investment in yourself and your well-being. It can be just what is needed to calm the chaos and find energy and motivation that helps you to move from just getting by to living a full, engaging life.
(425) 600-7192 View (425) 600-7192
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Cebell Berry
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
Do you see your life as overwhelming, feel more anxious than calm, or feel disconnected and depressed? I enjoy working with individuals and couples struggling with old or current trauma, difficulty managing life transitions, and relationship problems. I am a goal-centered, compassionate, strength-based therapist who will help you explore all areas of your life in search of lasting change. LGBTQ+, poly and kink friendly.
Do you see your life as overwhelming, feel more anxious than calm, or feel disconnected and depressed? I enjoy working with individuals and couples struggling with old or current trauma, difficulty managing life transitions, and relationship problems. I am a goal-centered, compassionate, strength-based therapist who will help you explore all areas of your life in search of lasting change. LGBTQ+, poly and kink friendly.
(206) 900-9035 View (206) 900-9035
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Amy Schaller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98133  (Online Only)
Are you wanting to find joy and ease in your parenting, but instead encountering frustration? If your child joined your family through adoption or has a trauma history, challenging moments can sometimes crowd out the joy. Maybe you find yourself yelling or losing your patience more than you would like. Maybe you’d like to get to the roots of your child’s baffling behaviors, but you don’t know where to start. Together, we can shift your perspective and see your child through a new lens. Underneath the big behaviors is your child's true self, a struggling child who wants to feel regulated, connected, and safe.
Are you wanting to find joy and ease in your parenting, but instead encountering frustration? If your child joined your family through adoption or has a trauma history, challenging moments can sometimes crowd out the joy. Maybe you find yourself yelling or losing your patience more than you would like. Maybe you’d like to get to the roots of your child’s baffling behaviors, but you don’t know where to start. Together, we can shift your perspective and see your child through a new lens. Underneath the big behaviors is your child's true self, a struggling child who wants to feel regulated, connected, and safe.
(206) 889-6202 View (206) 889-6202
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Lesley Joy Ritchie
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98133
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently FULL other than Nature Therapy meet ups! I am an Attachment-Focused Trauma Therapist for 10 years now and I find joy working with all ages, including children, teens, families, parents and adults. My specialty is working with families (biological, foster or adoptive) to heal from trauma and to build better attachment/attunement. Also, individuals who are seeking therapy who have been deeply affected by grief, developmental trauma, ptsd, domestic violence, anxiety/depression will benefit from my integrative, solution-focused trauma-informed therapeutic approach that builds attunement and interconnectedness.
I am currently FULL other than Nature Therapy meet ups! I am an Attachment-Focused Trauma Therapist for 10 years now and I find joy working with all ages, including children, teens, families, parents and adults. My specialty is working with families (biological, foster or adoptive) to heal from trauma and to build better attachment/attunement. Also, individuals who are seeking therapy who have been deeply affected by grief, developmental trauma, ptsd, domestic violence, anxiety/depression will benefit from my integrative, solution-focused trauma-informed therapeutic approach that builds attunement and interconnectedness.
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Darlene Wagler
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98133
Behavior is always rooted in a child's belief about themself. When children are given the space to communicate their needs and work out their struggles, they are given the opportunity to grow. The outcomes of child centered play therapy include: increased self-esteem, increased ability to handle frustrations and disappointments, increased ability to figure out solutions for their problems, increased ability to make choices, and increased emotional vocabulary that enables them to recognize and communicate their needs verbally.
Behavior is always rooted in a child's belief about themself. When children are given the space to communicate their needs and work out their struggles, they are given the opportunity to grow. The outcomes of child centered play therapy include: increased self-esteem, increased ability to handle frustrations and disappointments, increased ability to figure out solutions for their problems, increased ability to make choices, and increased emotional vocabulary that enables them to recognize and communicate their needs verbally.
(425) 842-1745 View (425) 842-1745
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Myra Flor Arpin
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
My hope for my clients is that you leave our sessions feeling seen and heard. Perhaps we work together to better understand why you do/say the things you do. We can lean into your strengths or unlearn some unhelpful thoughts and behavior. We can problem solve together on how to approach someone about a tough topic like coming out or setting boundaries. Ultimately, I want to help you meet your own goals in therapy.
My hope for my clients is that you leave our sessions feeling seen and heard. Perhaps we work together to better understand why you do/say the things you do. We can lean into your strengths or unlearn some unhelpful thoughts and behavior. We can problem solve together on how to approach someone about a tough topic like coming out or setting boundaries. Ultimately, I want to help you meet your own goals in therapy.
(206) 350-8230 View (206) 350-8230
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Katie Lin
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98133
I seek to create a space where all the different aspects of who you are may feel welcome. Compassion and trust are at the core of our work. Together, we will pay attention to the specific issue that brought you into counseling, as well as various aspects of your life and relationships. I love exploring the connection between the mind and the body, and for folks who are eager to explore this connection, I integrate counseling with BodyTalk (a biofeedback-based somatic modality).
I seek to create a space where all the different aspects of who you are may feel welcome. Compassion and trust are at the core of our work. Together, we will pay attention to the specific issue that brought you into counseling, as well as various aspects of your life and relationships. I love exploring the connection between the mind and the body, and for folks who are eager to explore this connection, I integrate counseling with BodyTalk (a biofeedback-based somatic modality).
(206) 590-6709 View (206) 590-6709
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Ilsa Spreiter
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98133
Navigating an increasingly complex and demanding world can leave many of us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, disordered and depressed. We carry within our hearts a deep yearning for soulful purpose, inner tranquility and intimate connection but often feel we are just surviving. My greatest passion is to help people find their power; to teach them to creatively work with their inner and outer worlds; and to aid them in detaching from toxic relationships and patterns, in drawing supportive boundaries and in expressing themselves and their gifts dynamically within the world.
Navigating an increasingly complex and demanding world can leave many of us feeling overwhelmed, anxious, disordered and depressed. We carry within our hearts a deep yearning for soulful purpose, inner tranquility and intimate connection but often feel we are just surviving. My greatest passion is to help people find their power; to teach them to creatively work with their inner and outer worlds; and to aid them in detaching from toxic relationships and patterns, in drawing supportive boundaries and in expressing themselves and their gifts dynamically within the world.
(206) 558-0991 View (206) 558-0991
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Amy Barker D'Alessandro
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98133  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Amy Barker D'Alessandro, Adoption and Trauma Therapist, offers specialized counseling, coaching, consulting, supervision, and public speaking services. Amy holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, is a fully licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington state, and is trained in Relational Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment Focused Therapy, Filial Play Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy. She currently works with individuals of all ages, families of all kinds, general counseling clients, and several monthly groups, ongoing retreats, and events.
Amy Barker D'Alessandro, Adoption and Trauma Therapist, offers specialized counseling, coaching, consulting, supervision, and public speaking services. Amy holds a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, is a fully licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Washington state, and is trained in Relational Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Attachment Focused Therapy, Filial Play Therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy. She currently works with individuals of all ages, families of all kinds, general counseling clients, and several monthly groups, ongoing retreats, and events.
(206) 661-2566 View (206) 661-2566
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Heather Elise Murphy
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist who works with adolescents, young adults, and families. I help those struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and interpersonal difficulties. I particularly focus on working with individuals struggling with self-harming and suicidal behaviors. I also provide supportive and affirmative therapy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am a co-author on a best-selling book, DBT Skills in Schools, that incorporates DBT skills into classroom curriculum. I have a background as a school psychologist and work with students regarding behavioral difficulties, academic underachievement, and much more.
I am a licensed psychologist who works with adolescents, young adults, and families. I help those struggling with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, perfectionism, and interpersonal difficulties. I particularly focus on working with individuals struggling with self-harming and suicidal behaviors. I also provide supportive and affirmative therapy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and am a co-author on a best-selling book, DBT Skills in Schools, that incorporates DBT skills into classroom curriculum. I have a background as a school psychologist and work with students regarding behavioral difficulties, academic underachievement, and much more.
(206) 535-1541 View (206) 535-1541
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Yoko Shibata
Psychologist, PhD, NCSP
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98155
Do you feel like you are buried in your fear, and you feel like you can barely breathe? Are you a neurodivergent individual who struggles with an overwhelming sense of shame and a tsunami of self-doubts? I am a licensed psychologist who provides evidence-based therapy for children through young adults as well as consultation for caregivers. I also have 15+ years of working experience in public schools as a school psychologist. In my work, I am guided by the belief that children and families are brilliant and beautiful, and I aim to support and facilitate their transformative agency, particularly clients from diverse backgrounds.
Do you feel like you are buried in your fear, and you feel like you can barely breathe? Are you a neurodivergent individual who struggles with an overwhelming sense of shame and a tsunami of self-doubts? I am a licensed psychologist who provides evidence-based therapy for children through young adults as well as consultation for caregivers. I also have 15+ years of working experience in public schools as a school psychologist. In my work, I am guided by the belief that children and families are brilliant and beautiful, and I aim to support and facilitate their transformative agency, particularly clients from diverse backgrounds.
(206) 672-9265 View (206) 672-9265
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Stillpoint Therapy Services
Counselor, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155
My therapy style blends the use of a compassionate and non-judgmental approach. I see clients who have a history of trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, grief, codependency, and perfectionism issues. I help clients achieve freedom from limiting beliefs, compulsions, and emotional distress. I create a sacred and safe space for you to share your story with me and to be vulnerable in your therapy. You deserve to learn the skills to manage symptoms of emotional distress and build a peaceful and rewarding life.
My therapy style blends the use of a compassionate and non-judgmental approach. I see clients who have a history of trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, grief, codependency, and perfectionism issues. I help clients achieve freedom from limiting beliefs, compulsions, and emotional distress. I create a sacred and safe space for you to share your story with me and to be vulnerable in your therapy. You deserve to learn the skills to manage symptoms of emotional distress and build a peaceful and rewarding life.
(206) 743-9992 View (206) 743-9992
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Robin Noel - Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Reiki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98133
I am a spiritually-oriented psychotherapist who brings energetic depth and heart-felt attunement to each client. If you struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, problems with authority, parenting issues, difficulty with intimacy, perfectionism, addictions, feelings of isolation, rage/anger, numbness, or "living like a zombie," I invite you to contact me so you can begin to rekindle and conduct the force of your inner light. I am comfortable with your fullest expression of difficult emotions and will help you to experience yourself as inherently worthy of safety, respect, and intimacy with others.
I am a spiritually-oriented psychotherapist who brings energetic depth and heart-felt attunement to each client. If you struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, problems with authority, parenting issues, difficulty with intimacy, perfectionism, addictions, feelings of isolation, rage/anger, numbness, or "living like a zombie," I invite you to contact me so you can begin to rekindle and conduct the force of your inner light. I am comfortable with your fullest expression of difficult emotions and will help you to experience yourself as inherently worthy of safety, respect, and intimacy with others.
(206) 339-6273 View (206) 339-6273
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Dave Werner
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
Congratulations! You have realized that you can't do it all yourself. Spring is a great time to work on self. I want to "walk" with you as you navigate the challenges of family, school, work, relationships, stress or transitions that you are facing. I have 20 years of experience supporting individuals, youth and families with anxiety, depression, transitions, grief, trauma and day-to-day stressors. I am a client centered therapist who is passionate about uncovering your strengths to help you achieve your goals.
Congratulations! You have realized that you can't do it all yourself. Spring is a great time to work on self. I want to "walk" with you as you navigate the challenges of family, school, work, relationships, stress or transitions that you are facing. I have 20 years of experience supporting individuals, youth and families with anxiety, depression, transitions, grief, trauma and day-to-day stressors. I am a client centered therapist who is passionate about uncovering your strengths to help you achieve your goals.
(206) 800-8544 View (206) 800-8544
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Calm Counseling LLC, Baine Craft, PhD, MFT Intern
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, PhD, MS, MFT, enroute, Intern
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98155
Baine Craft is a Master's-level, Marriage and Family Therapy Intern with a PhD in Experimental Psychology. He brings openness, curiosity, emotional balance, and sensitivity to diversity to individuals and families seeking to grow or heal. Baine’s supportive energy engages couples who are struggling to communicate and resolve daily differences or the unplanned crisis. Baine’s knowledge of cognition and behavior, family systems perspective, and calm presence are a gift to his work with adolescents struggling with ADHD, social issues, and life transitions, while meeting with youth individually or with the family.
Baine Craft is a Master's-level, Marriage and Family Therapy Intern with a PhD in Experimental Psychology. He brings openness, curiosity, emotional balance, and sensitivity to diversity to individuals and families seeking to grow or heal. Baine’s supportive energy engages couples who are struggling to communicate and resolve daily differences or the unplanned crisis. Baine’s knowledge of cognition and behavior, family systems perspective, and calm presence are a gift to his work with adolescents struggling with ADHD, social issues, and life transitions, while meeting with youth individually or with the family.
(206) 589-8703 View (206) 589-8703
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Shelly Tiemeyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MA
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98133  (Online Only)
Every interaction is a step somewhere. Every movement, no matter how small, is our way of evolving, affecting, creating. I’m confident that our meeting will be part of discovering what resonates with you, what speaks to you – connecting to that inner voice that is yours alone. This really is all we have. We are meant to discover how we are made, the truth of who we are, and to live from this place. This is the place of peace. This is the place of love. My hope is for you to discover a space with a therapist that has resonance. This is where life expands. New energy, new breath, new possibilities. Find out if your place is with me.
Every interaction is a step somewhere. Every movement, no matter how small, is our way of evolving, affecting, creating. I’m confident that our meeting will be part of discovering what resonates with you, what speaks to you – connecting to that inner voice that is yours alone. This really is all we have. We are meant to discover how we are made, the truth of who we are, and to live from this place. This is the place of peace. This is the place of love. My hope is for you to discover a space with a therapist that has resonance. This is where life expands. New energy, new breath, new possibilities. Find out if your place is with me.
(206) 462-4573 View (206) 462-4573
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Caroline M Timmins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155
Waitlist for new clients
I know life is hard and relationships can be full of conflict. I try to create a safe and compassionate environment in which you can share freely and find renewed hope. I look forward to helping you deal more effectively with the interpersonal struggles, depression, anxiety and/or relational issues which may be hindering your sense of well-being. I specialize in assisting individuals and couples to better understand the complexity of family of origin relationships, establish better boundaries, handle difficult emotions, and navigate stressful life events. I work with people who are hurting and desperately want to feel better.
I know life is hard and relationships can be full of conflict. I try to create a safe and compassionate environment in which you can share freely and find renewed hope. I look forward to helping you deal more effectively with the interpersonal struggles, depression, anxiety and/or relational issues which may be hindering your sense of well-being. I specialize in assisting individuals and couples to better understand the complexity of family of origin relationships, establish better boundaries, handle difficult emotions, and navigate stressful life events. I work with people who are hurting and desperately want to feel better.
(425) 748-8607 View (425) 748-8607
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David Ketola
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Shoreline, WA 98133  (Online Only)
I am passionate about creating a safe and welcoming space for people to process their struggles and their desires. Whether you are struggling with a specific problem (anxiety, stress, healthy sexuality, grief, marriage or relationship issues); questions about your work, career, vocation; or want someone to process life changes with, I will partner with you for hope, healing and change.
I am passionate about creating a safe and welcoming space for people to process their struggles and their desires. Whether you are struggling with a specific problem (anxiety, stress, healthy sexuality, grief, marriage or relationship issues); questions about your work, career, vocation; or want someone to process life changes with, I will partner with you for hope, healing and change.
(206) 589-8977 View (206) 589-8977
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River Enselman
Counselor, LMHCA, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Shoreline, WA 98155  (Online Only)
There are many things in this world that can complicate life and it can be challenging to navigate it. Societal pressures place unrealistic standards and oppressive systems create barriers. This takes a toll on our bodies and minds. It makes us feel as though we will never be enough. Everyone deserves to have connection, love, and to live authentically as themselves. That includes yourself. My goal is to create a safe space for us to explore your authentic self together. I provide a person-centered, anti-oppressive, harm-reduction therapeutic approach. This allows us find ways to work with your body and mind instead of against it.
There are many things in this world that can complicate life and it can be challenging to navigate it. Societal pressures place unrealistic standards and oppressive systems create barriers. This takes a toll on our bodies and minds. It makes us feel as though we will never be enough. Everyone deserves to have connection, love, and to live authentically as themselves. That includes yourself. My goal is to create a safe space for us to explore your authentic self together. I provide a person-centered, anti-oppressive, harm-reduction therapeutic approach. This allows us find ways to work with your body and mind instead of against it.
(425) 517-1677 View (425) 517-1677

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Shoreline, WA

200+

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Shoreline, WA who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
79% Relationship Issues
74% Grief
73% Self Esteem
71% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Premera
62% First Choice Health | FCH
62% Regence

How Therapists in Shoreline, WA see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
22% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Shoreline?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.